ORU's Sequeira Named John Olerud Award Finalist

Oral Roberts' Anthony Sequeira (photo by Bill Powell)
Oral Roberts' Anthony Sequeira (photo by Bill Powell)

John Olerud Finalist Release

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Oral Roberts senior Anthony Sequeira has been named one-of-three finalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced today.

The other two finalists are East Carolina's Reid Love and Louisville's Brendan McKay.

Of the three finalists, Sequeira had the top batting average and power numbers, hitting .341 with 11 home runs and 58 RBIs in 56 games while compiling a .583 slugging percentage and .423 on-base percentage. On the mound, Sequeira was 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA and 11 saves in 32 2/3 innings for the Golden Eagles.

He led the Golden Eagles to their 16th Summit League Tournament title in school history and a berth into the NCAA Regionals. On Wednesday, the senior was selected in the MLB Amateur Draft in the 23th round (No. 684 overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Olerud Award is named for the former Washington State University standout who achieved success both as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher during the late 1980s and who was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. The award will be presented as part of the Hall of Fame's Night of Champions celebration, June 28-29 in Lubbock.